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Handbook of Research on E-Business Standards and Protocols: Documents, Data and Advanced Web Technologies
Characteristic of a conceptual metaphor that not all correspondences between the source and the target domain have to be applied or activated by the conceptual metaphor.
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The Metaphorical Foundation of Interoperability Artifacts: The Case of Public Services
Veit Jahns (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-0146-8.ch011
In this chapter, artifacts designed to facilitate the semantic interoperability between Information Systems are discussed in relation to the so-called metaphor theory. The main assumption of this theory is that the conceptualization of the world is mainly a metaphorical one; i.e., the concepts of a given domain are conceptualized by concepts of a more concrete domain. Based on this theory, selected interoperability artifacts for the modeling and describing public services are discussed and analyzed. In particular, it will be demonstrated how the conceptual metaphor can be used to get a better understanding of the domain the interoperability artifacts are designed for.
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